Backstreets of Istanbul


Highlights of the tour

  • Bayazit Square
  • Ottoman Hans (inns)
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Rustempasa Mosque
  • Egyptian or Spice Bazaar
  • Kadikoy (A district on the Asian Side of Istanbul)
  • Walking though fish markets and local fresh food stores
  • Besiktas (Another district on European side)
  • Beyoglu (Taksim ) 

  • Bayazit Square
  • Ottoman Hans (inns)
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Rustempasa Mosque
  • Egyptian or Spice Bazaar
  • Kadikoy (A district on the Asian Side of Istanbul)
  • Walking though fish markets and local fresh food stores
  • Besiktas (Another district on European side)
  • Beyoglu (Taksim ) 

The tour starts at 09.00 am and finishes around 17.00

You will meet your guide at your hotel at 09.00. You will start your Back Streets of Istanbul tour with Bayazit Square which is surrounded by the monumental gate of Istanbul Universty, Bayazit Mosque and Grand Bazaar. From here we will walk to the historical Golden Horn by walking through winding narrow ancient streets past old Ottoman Hans (old inns from the Silk Road era), the world famousGrand BazaarEgyptian or Spice Bazaar and Rustempasa Mosque, which is decorated with 16th century handmade Iznik Tiles. When we get to the Golden Horn we will catch a ferry to Asian side of Istanbul to Kadikoy. Here we will explore this district on foot and walk through the local market area and try the different tastes that Istanbul offers. You can enjoy lunch here at a local restaurant as well. 

After the lunch we will catch another  ferry back to the Eurpean side to Besiktas where we will board a shared taxi (Dolmus) toTaksim Square. Here we will follow the famous Istiklal Street and take in the beautiful Baroque architecture and delight in the many shops and local cafes. We walk through Asmali Mescid, Tunel (old funicular railway), Galata and eventually find our way back to Karakoy where we will finish the tour by Galata Bridge on the Golden Horn.  If you like your guide can assist you back to your hotel or you can explore further afield by yourself. 

 

  • This is a walking tour so you will need comfortable shoes
  • We will use public transports in between the sites and explore the sites on foot
  • You will try different tastes that Istanbul offers during your tour
  • Be sure that the battery of your camera is fully charged

Route Map


We run this tour everyday but Grand Bazaar is cosed on Sundays.

The price of the tour

1 Person 120 EUROS  
2 People   90 EUROS Per Person
3, 4 People   70 EUROS Per Person
5, 6 People   50 EUROS Per Person
7 and More Please ask for the best price
     


Included

All the entrance fees to the sites

Assistance of a local guides

Transport (local ferries, taxi, tram or private A/C van depending on number)

Treats to experience different tastes

Not Included

Gratuities to guide and driver

Lunch

Any items not specifically mentioned as included

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